Timeline of October 1916

British soldiers eating hot rations in the Ancre Valley during the Battle of the Somme, October 1916. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q1580,with my thanks.

British soldiers eating hot rations in the Ancre Valley during the Battle of the Somme, October 1916. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q1580,with my thanks.

October 1916

DateEvents
1Battle of the Somme continues. Phases known as the Battle of the Transloy Ridges and Battle of the Ancre Heights begin
1German airship L31 downed at Potter's Bar near London
5Battle of the Cerna Bend and Monastir begins in Macedonia
7In Battle of Brasov in Transylvania, the city is retaken by Austro-Hungarian forces
8German submarine U-53 captures and destroys five ships outside Newport, Rhode Island, USA
9Eighth Battle of the Isonzo begins, lasts four days
10Allied governments send ultimatum to Greek government demanding surrender of Greek naval fleet; Greeks accept
13Norwegian government orders prohibition of use of Norwegian waters by submarines of belligerent nations
14German forces cross Transylvanian frontier into Rumania
22Constanza in Dobrudja falls to German and Bulgarian forces
24French forces open offensive phase of battle at Verdun: they recpature Douaumont
25Cernavoda in Dobrudja captured by German forces
26First German naval destroyer raid in Dover Straits
28British hospital ship "Galecka" mined off Le Havre
29Sherif of Mecca proclaimed King of the Arabs
30 Lt-Gen von Stein succeeds Lt-Gen Wild von Hohenborn as German Minister for War
31Ninth Battle of the Isonzo begins, lasts five days

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